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dfollett February 1, 2019 01:55 PM

The little tomatoes who thought they were sunflowers
 
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I while ago I had several tomato plants who were abandoned by their parents. The orphans were raised by a family of sunflowers. Apparently, they aren't sure what they are. I believe they are suffering from Species Dysphoria. :?!?:

imp February 1, 2019 02:17 PM

It IS Utah, sure the aliens did not pop in????

Salsacharley February 1, 2019 03:02 PM

Those are truly unique! What are your plans for them?

Labradors2 February 1, 2019 03:10 PM

Oh too funny! They really do look like sunflowers :).

Linda

Tormato February 1, 2019 03:23 PM

I've seen that twice in my garden, over the years. Once with Stick, and once with another indeterminate that I can't recall.

hl2601 February 1, 2019 03:26 PM

That's crazy!!! but fun too!

dfollett February 1, 2019 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by imp (Post 725560)
It IS Utah, sure the aliens did not pop in????

Given that it is Utah, I would have suspected aliens except that they were raised by sunflowers. ;)

dfollett February 1, 2019 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Salsacharley (Post 725564)
Those are truly unique! What are your plans for them?

Since they are all from the same batch of F2 seeds, there has to be a genetic component to it, not just a one-off. So, I'm going to hope they stay small (the middle one is only 5" tall), grow them out and see what the next generation looks like.

It may not be anything new, but it's something I've not seen before. And they will probably put out additional blossoms and spoil the uniqueness. :(

imp February 1, 2019 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by dfollett (Post 725592)
Given that it is Utah, I would have suspected aliens except that they were raised by sunflowers. ;)




Maybe they aren't really sunflowers....

bower February 1, 2019 11:50 PM

Those are awesome, dfollett! :D I don't know if sunflowers are dutiful parents, so do please be a good uncle and make sure they get watered.. ;)8-)

DapsSeeds February 2, 2019 11:33 AM

Is it strange for me to really like that plant? ;)

dfollett February 2, 2019 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by DapsSeeds (Post 725685)
Is it strange for me to really like that plant? ;)

If it does, then both of us are strange. I hope they ripen that single tomato and don't grow any more blossoms.:yes:

dfollett February 3, 2019 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Tormato (Post 725571)
I've seen that twice in my garden, over the years. Once with Stick, and once with another indeterminate that I can't recall.

Did they only have one fruit or eventually put out more blossoms?

clkeiper February 3, 2019 09:01 AM

Oh, look! sunmatoes.

or maybe su-matoes

ddsack February 4, 2019 12:11 PM

I love them too! Care to share the ancestry of these F2's?


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